Throughout this next year, Aguirre will remain focused on representing both the Chamber and the business community as the region works toward economic recovery, a task that Matt Morrow, President and CEO of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, says she’s well suited for.
“As a small business owner and advocate for the 417 region, Logan is ideally positioned to lead us in a year when we are focused on economic recovery, growing our workforce and taking the steps necessary to make Springfield the most vibrant and thriving metro area in the Midwest,” Morrow said in an email. “Telling our story—as a Chamber and as a community—is critically important right now as we compete for industry, talent and other opportunities that will emerge post-COVID. No one is better suited to that than Logan is—she is the right leader at the right time.”
During her tenure, Aguirre will work closely with Chair-Elect John Oke-Thomas, who is President and CEO of Oke-Thomas + Associates, Inc. Oke-Thomas is also a founding member and past president of local networking group, Minorities in Business.
Other board members include: Vice-Chairman, Economic Development Joselyn Baldner of Central Bank of the Ozarks; Vice-Chairman, Membership Nancy Riggs of Penmac Staffing Services; Vice-Chairman, Public Affairs David Raney of CoxHealth; Vice-Chairman, Workforce Development Krisi Schell of SRC Holdings Corp.; Treasurer Christina Angle of the Erlen Group; and Assistant Treasurer Brent Hubbard of Mercy Hospital Springfield Communities.
Save the date for Thursday, January 7 at 7:30 a.m. to hear Logan Aguirre speak at Good Morning, Springfield!